Today we’d like to introduce you to Luke Palmer.
Hi Luke, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. I started writing music when I was in about eighth grade or so. I started out writing pop songs which looking back, were pretty cheesy. I’ve always had an affinity for the English language. I was always a good writer; I loved poetry and the ability to manipulate words. Back then, I didn’t play any instruments. I took trumpet for the middle school band, but I could not read music, so that was very short-lived. My brother, who passed away, used to play the guitar. He was one of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard. He could listen to a song one time and play it by ear the next time he heard it. I’d never seen anything like that. In my head, I would always say, “Man, I want to do that!” I listened to whatever my brother listened to music-wise, which was a lot of pop-punk like Blink-182. Oddly enough, country music was very low on my radar. It was my brother who later introduced me to country music. One day I noticed my radio was missing. It didn’t take me long to find it. My brother and I would take things from each other all the time. I went into my brother’s room to get the radio back, plugged it back in, and suddenly, country music was playing. I was chuckling to myself like, “Wait a minute. How did we go from Blink-182 and Green Day to Shania Twain and Garth Brooks?” After listening to it for a while, I developed a love for country music. It was unlike any other genre to me. It told a story. I found out a lot about each artist through the songs they sang. Then I put two and two together and thought I love to sing and I love writing so much. Why not give the country a shot? Fast forward to my sophomore year of high school, I bought my first guitar and started writing songs. Like my brother, I taught myself how to play and booked my first gig a year later, and here we are!
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been smooth?
When my brother passed, I didn’t know what to do. He was the whole reason I got into country music in the first place. If anyone deserved to be backstage with me and in my circle of trust, it was my brother. My birth mom passed away when I was in high school, and now with my brother’s death, something clicked in my head. I figured that I not only have my own story to tell, but now I also have their stories. I thought about quitting. The jobs are not done yet, and as long as God gives me the ability, neither am I.
Thanks – so, what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m a country music artist; I do shows in Tucson and Wilcox; I’ve written and sang about 50 songs. I write all my music. I’m a singer and self-taught guitarist. I’m proud of the fact that I don’t give up. I don’t have a plan B. Country music is my plan B. Giving up isn’t an option for me. My propensity to think big picture and look towards the future is what I think makes me different. I think big. Everything has to be big. I’m thankful for my checks if mentors keep me grounded without extinguishing that flame.
So, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you before we go? How can they support you?
As a musician listening to my music and sharing it with a friend or family member is always a huge blessing. As a musician, creator, and artist, I always look for the next collaboration! You can email me, DM me, or whatever.
- Instagram: https://instagram.com/lukepalmermusic?r=nametag
- Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCd8p47iWDvYIFiotnHpTfiw
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/luke-palmer-37028217?ref=clipboard&p=i&c=1&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/26KaRy3Uumr1Gn6fFz51sM?si=_SmUdRlQRKadyD3-XjSWWg